Einstein’s Idea of Relativity Defined in One of many Earliest Science Movies Ever Made (1923)

Albert Ein­stein devel­oped his the­o­ry of spe­cial rel­a­tiv­i­ty in 1905, after which males­tal­ly mapped out his the­o­ry of gen­er­al rel­a­tiv­i­ty between 1907 and 1915. For years to come back, the remainder of the world would attempt to meet up with Ein­stein, attempt­ing to beneath­stand the gist, not to mention the complete impli­ca­tions, of his floor­break­ing concepts.

Above, you may watch one such try. Professional­duced by Max and David Fleis­ch­er, greatest recognized for his or her Guess­ty Boop and Tremendous­man automobile­toons, The Ein­stein The­o­ry of Rel­a­tiv­i­ty used the pow­er of ani­ma­tion to clarify rel­a­tiv­i­ty to a broad, non-sci­en­tif­ic audi­ence in 1923. One of many first edu­ca­tion­al sci­ence movies ever made, the silent ani­mat­ed movie was cre­at­ed with the assis­tance of sci­ence jour­nal­ist Gar­rett P. Serviss and oth­er specialists who had a han­dle on Ein­stein’s the­o­ries. Accord­ing to a biog­ra­phy of Max Fleis­ch­er, the movie was “an out-and-out suc­cess.” “The crit­ics and the pub­lic applaud­ed it. And Ein­stein did too, appar­ent­ly deem­ing it an “excel­lent try to illus­trate an summary sub­ject.”

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Relat­ed Con­tent 

Hear Albert Ein­stein Learn “The Com­mon Lan­guage of Sci­ence” (1941)

Bertrand Russell’s ABC of Rel­a­tiv­i­ty: The Clas­sic Intro­duc­tion to Ein­stein (Free Audio)

Albert Ein­stein Seems in Comment­ably Col­orized Video & Con­tem­plates the Destiny of Human­i­ty After the Atom­ic Bomb (1946)

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